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How do I access The Economist online?

How to access recent and past editions of The Economist for free through the Business and Economics Library.
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Although the Harold B. Lee Library does not have a direct subscription to The Economist, students can access the magazine for free through databases like ProQuest.

To access The Economist, do the following:

1. Go to the Business and Economics Library homepage at

2. On the right-hand side, click on the "Economics" subject guide. 

3. Click on the "Article Databases and Background" tab at the top of the page.

4. The Economist box will be visible in the bottom left, click on the Proquest link to access past and recent editions of the Economist. 

Through the link, you will be able to search within The Economist by topic, company, date, and other parameters. 

If you have further questions on accessing The Economist, check out The Economist video tutorial accessible through the  Business and Economics Library homepage or by clicking here. Also, feel free to stop by the Business Help Desk the first floor of the Harold B. Lee Library and speak with a business and economics student librarian.

Answered by Andy SpackmanBookmark and Share

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  1. John, Thanks for your comment.There are many resources available for non-students. One way you may access the Economist is in print. The call number is HG 11.E21x. We have access to all issues since 1843. Unfortunately, since you are not a student, you cannot access these online for free through the library website. If you have subscribed to it online, you should be able to go to and read as much as you would like. I hope this was useful. Please let me know if I can provide further assistance.
    by Business & Economics Help Desk on Mar 12, 2014.

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